Dickson Encourages People with Heart and Circulatory Disease to Access BHF Resources

East Antrim Alliance MLA, Stewart Dickson, has encouraged those concerned about heart or circulatory diseases during the Covid-19 Pandemic, to make use of the online and telephone resources the British Heart Foundation has put in place to help. Mr Dickson commented: “Many people with heart and circulatory conditions may be concerned about the impact of Covid-19 on their daily lives, and the potential risk of the disease. To support people through this difficult time the British Heart Foundation has set up additional resources. “These include an expansion of their ‘Heart Helpline’ where patients can speak directly to specialist nurses about concerns. “The organisation has also set up a ‘Coron

Free Online Courses for Furloughed Workers

The Department for the Economy has recently launched a new online learning resource for furloughed workers and those who have lost their jobs as a result of Covid-19. You can access information on this learning resource here.

Dickson Welcomes Guidance for Private Landlords and Tenants

East Antrim Alliance MLA, Stewart Dickson, has welcomed guidance recently issued by the Department for Communities for private landlords and tenants during the Covid-19 Pandemic. The guidance covers issues such as difficulty paying rent, carrying out emergency repairs, and information on minimising moves within rented accommodation and eviction proceedings. Mr Dickson commented: “The huge economic impact of Covid-19 has been felt by many in the private rented sector across Northern Ireland. For a considerable time, many private tenants, as well as landlords, found themselves unsure how to respond to challenges brought by the Covid-19 Pandemic, as a lot of the information and support was base

Dickson Welcomes Hold on Water Bills and Tariff Increases

East Antrim Alliance MLA, Stewart Dickson, has welcomed an announcement by the Infrastructure Minister that water and sewerage bills for business and non-domestic customers will not be issued until July, to reduce pressure on budgets. Mr Dickson commented: “The challenges businesses are facing as a result of the Covid-19 Pandemic are unprecedented, and any assistance including the deferral of water bills will help. “Many businesses have had to cease trading and that is why it is vital that government does everything it can to reduce the burden on stretched budgets. Ultimately, we must ensure that when conditions allow these businesses will have the ability to reopen and resume regular employ

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